“I think it’s a big income.” Rookie Byun Ha-jeong and head coach Wi Sung-woo also thumbs up

“I think it’s a big income.” Rookie Byun Ha-jeong and head coach Wi Sung-woo also thumbs up

Rookie Byun Ha-jeong (19, 180cm) was praised by coach Wi Sung-woo for his surprise performance.

Woori Bank’s fifth round match between Asan Woori Bank and Yongin Samsung Life Insurance took place at Asan Lee Soon-shin Gymnasium on Friday. There was a notable name in Woori’s starting lineup, where Park Ji-hyun and Choi Yi-sam left due to ankle injuries. It is rookie Byun Ha-jeong.

Byun Ha-jeong, a graduate of Bundang Management High School, wore Woori Bank’s uniform as the sixth pick in the first round at last year’s WKBL recruitment committee. She is the daughter of coach Byun Cheong-woon of Seongnam Elementary School, who played for Busan KTF (current Suwon KT), Wonju Dongbu (current Wonju DB), and Jeonju KCC (current Busan KCC), and is the younger brother of Byun So-jeong of Shinhan Bank in Incheon.

Before the game, Woori Bank coach Wi Sung-woo said of Byun, “My outside shooting ability is a little weak, but I will get better over time. I am not behind in defense, physical fight, and rebound compared to my sisters. Maybe because I was nervous, but when I go on the court, I feel more pressure. I think I will get better as I get more experience.” 마카오카지노

“We don’t have a player in our team right now. We have to hold out in the early stages. There is also a purpose to make him gain experience. Running garbage time doesn’t help much. He is also a player who needs to be raised from our team’s point of view,” he added.

Playing as a starter, Byun stood out from the beginning with his aggressive plays. In the first quarter alone, he garnered four rebounds, and threw himself boldly at loose ball situations. He also made an outer shot with confident shot. In the second quarter, Byun scored another three-point shot, and served as a vital force for his team through his gritty play.

Byun Ha-jeong especially stood out in the extra time, which was the match. He made two steals with his witty trimming and brought the right to attack to Woori Bank. He also scored leisurely under the basket. It was an unbelievable play for a rookie who just debuted.

Byun showed off his multi-faceted presence with eight points, nine rebounds, two steals, and one block shot, while playing 42 minutes and 35 seconds. Three of the nine rebounds were valuable offensive rebounds. Although Woori lost 61-70 after extra time, Byun’s play was clearly outstanding.

After the game, coach Wi Sung-woo said, “You did a good job, 120 percent. I still have a lot to improve, but it was okay. I didn’t expect that many players would play today (May 5) but I think I deployed them well. It is not easy for a rookie to come up with defense and rebound while playing this many times. Without (Byeon) Ha-jeong, it would not have been easy to defend. I think it is a huge income.”

Byun Ha-jeong, a rookie of Woori Bank who shone despite the defeat. As he clearly impressed Coach Wi Sung-woo, he will be given regular playing time in the rest of the season. I am even more curious about whether he will be able to occupy the main spot at Woori Bank in the future.

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